Blue Lives Matter Group Turns Down Partnership Offer from New York Jets, Calls Police...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor The New York Jets recently attempted to partner up with Blue Lives Matter NYC but was turned down by the pro-police organization, according to reports. Per Yahoo Sports, a representative of...

GW Basketball Legend Is Back in DC to Run the Go-Go

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO A George Washington University basketball icon from England is back in DC to run the “Go-Go.”  Pops Mensah-Bonsu was named first general manager in the history of the...

UMD Takes Responsibility for Mistakes in Jordan McNair’s Death

By The Associated Press The University of Maryland acknowledged August 15 that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and...

Wake Forest Coach Facing Charges After Punch Kills Man

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Wake Forest basketball coach was arrested on assault charges after landing a knockout punch on a man who would later die at the hospital. According to the New York Post,...

Durkin Apparently Fumbles at Leading Maryland Football

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Death and toxicity are traits that should never be associated with a football program but now they hover over the University of Maryland’s as it prepares to kickoff...

South Florida Police Unions Tell Cops to Boycott Miami Dolphins

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Police unions in South Florida are urging their officers not to go to any more Miami Dolphins games after two players kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem in...

Famed Running-Back Jim Brown Said He Would Never Kneel For Anthem

By Malcom Lemmons, Special to the AFRO On Aug. 7, former NFL running-back and Hall of Famer Jim Brown stated in an interview on that he would never kneel for the national anthem. This interview took place...

Who Had the Worst Week? Maryland Terps or Washington Redskins?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Writers If you’re a local football fan in the DMV then it’s been a bad week. Spare the Baltimore Ravens, but the Maryland Terrapins and the Washington...

Are New NCAA Rules Just a PR Stunt to Avoid Paying Players?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  The NCAA announced several major rule changes on college basketball recruiting and player eligibility on Aug. 8. The rule changes were made in an attempt to address the “play for...

Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...

Convicted Rapist, and Ex-NFL Star, Sharper Requests Early Release

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor , [email protected] Former NFL star safety Darren Sharper is trying to get out of prison early after serving just two years of the 18-year sentence he received for drugging and raping...

Lewis Emerges as Face of Baltimore During Hall of Fame Speech

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When the Baltimore Ravens needed a role model in their infancy, they drafted Jonathan Ogden and he became their first Hall of Famer. When the franchise needed a...

AFRO BRIEFS

MAKE A DONATION


Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

 

Donate Now

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $2.00